School Board-Teacher Negotiations Act (TNA)
(CONN. GEN. STAT. § 10-153a, et seq.)
Board/Teacher Negotiation Act was enacted in 1976, giving the Labor Board
jurisdiction to resolve prohibited practice complaints of certified school board
personnel (teachers and administrators) and school boards. While teachers
had the right to bargain as early as 1961, there existed no machinery to police
the conduct of this process until the passage of this statute. The Labor
Board has no jurisdiction to handle representation issues, however, which is the
responsibility of the State Board of Education.
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of complaints most often filed with the Labor Board pursuant to the TNA are
similar to those described above under MERA and SERA. Below are cites to
several cases decided by the Board under the TNA for the categories
1. Unilateral Change
- Hartford Board of Education, Decision No. 3423 (1996), aff'd Hartford
Principals and Supervisors Association v. Connecticut State Board of Labor
Relations, et al., Dkt. No. CV 96-0563733-s (1/6/98, Cohn, J.); Waterford
Board of Education, Decision No. 3666 (1999).
2. Subcontracting -
Torrington Board of Education, Decision No. 3726 (1999).
3. Duty to Supply
- Farmington Board of Education, Decision No. 2627 (1988); See Also West
Hartford Board of Education v. Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations et
al., 190 Conn. 235 (1983).
4. Discrimination -
New Britain Board of Education, Decision No. 3394 (1996).
5. Duty of Fair
- A.C.E.S. Education Association (Krajewski), Decision No. 3329 (1995);
Connecticut Education Association (Searles), Decision No. 3689-A (1999).
6. Contract Repudiation - Ansonia Board of Education, Decision No. 3613 (1998); Stamford Board of
Education, Decision No. 3572 (1998); Waterford Board of Education, Decision No.